Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
Billy Idol Fan Gets Singer to Play His Birthday Party
Michael Henrichsen will always remember his 26th birthday as the year that Billy Idol showed up to help him celebrate. Henrichsen had taken part on a two-year journey, attempting to reach out to the singer to come play his bash.
Paul McCartney Says Yoko Ono Wasn’t Responsible for Breaking up the Beatles
For many years, there has been much speculation that John Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, influenced the Beatles breakup, but Paul McCartney says that it's not true and that the band was splitting regardless of Ono.
Gary Glitter Arrested in London in Relation to Sex Offense Case
Rocker Gary Glitter was arrested in London in relation to a sex offense case early Sunday morning (Oct. 28). Glitter, who is best known for his single 'Rock & Roll (Part 2),' was taken into custody as part of a broader case against late BBC DJ Jimmy Savile.
Paul McCartney’s ‘The Christmas Song’ Headlines Starbucks Compilation
Paul McCartney will head up the latest Starbucks Christmas compilation CD, 'Holidays Rule,' with his rendition of 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).'
Aerosmith Plan Surprise Pre-Election Boston Street Concert
Boston and politics go hand in hand, but one thing that Bostonians like as much as an election is their hometown heroes, Aerosmith, and the band is planning something special for election week. The group has announced their intent to play a surprise show next Monday (Nov. 5), a day before we elect o…
Rod Stewart Completes New Rock Album for 2013 Release
Rod Stewart has spent a good portion of the latter part of his career covering standards, but apparently the time has come for him to rock again. He'll do so on a recently completed album that's expected next year.
Former Kiss Drummer Peter Criss Responds to Steven Tyler’s ‘Comic-Book Band’ Comments
Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss has weighed in on the recent comments made by Aerosmith in which they called Kiss "a comic-book" band. Criss, appearing on New York's Q104.3, admitted that he was surprised by Steven Tyler's words as he never felt there was any sort of issu…
Rolling Stones Guitarist Ron Wood Hints at Warm-Up Shows
We know for certain there will be four Rolling Stones performances this year, but that doesn't mean you might not see the band playing somewhere other than London's O2 Arena or New Jersey's Prudential Center. Guitarist Ron Wood just stated that there might be some warm-up dates u…
Kiss’ Gene Simmons Claims He Was Asked to Reunite Led Zeppelin
A lot of people would love to see Led Zeppelin play again, and Kiss' Gene Simmons says there was one promoter who went as far as to use him as a go-between in attempting to reunite the band for at least one more show.
Bruce Springsteen to Play Free Concert at President Obama’s Virginia Rally
Bruce Springsteen recently expressed his support for President Barack Obama in an open letter. Then he played an impromptu song for Obama at a rally in Ohio. And now he's planning to play a free concert at an Obama event in Virginia this week.
Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John’s ‘An Enduring Vision’ Benefit
Stevie Nicks was the main attraction at Elton John's 11th annual 'An Enduring Vision' benefit Monday night (Oct. 15) in New York, and the singer's addition to the bill helped net over $2 million for John's AIDS Foundation.
Keith Richards Addresses High Cost of Rolling Stones Concert Tickets
Despite guitarist Keith Richards telling the BBC that the Rolling Stones hope to not "charge over the bloody top" for tickets to their recently announced two-city 2012 string of concert dates, that's just what seems to be happening.